ERIC Number: ED484559
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep
Reference Count: 0
McREL Technology Initiative: The Development of a Technology Intervention Program.
Pitler, Howard; Barley, Zoe
Mid Continent Research for Education and Learning
The initiative seeks to create and test a comprehensive, research-based model of professional development that helps teachers integrate technology into their classroom instruction, and ultimately, help students achieve high, challenging standards. McREL defines technology integration as using technology, including computers, digital cameras, compact disks, handheld devices, probes, and related technologies to deliver and enhance the curriculum already in place. McREL refers to this model of professional development as the Technology Integration Program (TIP). In developing this program, McREL conducted a comprehensive review of the relevant literature on education technology, professional development, and the use of technology to support learning; and then designed an intervention based on the research, to address the educational concern stated above. The intervention was pilot-tested and subsequently modified. McREL is in the process of conducting a rigorous field test of the intervention using both intervention and comparison groups. The field test is expected to generate data about the effectiveness of the research-based TIP model.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning, Aurora, CO.